Marlboro is owned by the Ku Klux Klan

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Rumors about markings on the Marlboro cigarette packet indicating Ku Klux Klan ownership have been in circulation at least since the mid 1980's. By 1989, these rumors had become so widespread that they were well know even in France and England. Which marking indicating Ku Klux Klan ownership vary, depending upon whom you heard the rumor from. Marking #1 The red chevroning on the white background has often been cited as the two jutting arms of the …

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…three letters backwards results in "jew" All together, this decoding results in "horrible jew" Marking #6 Tearing open the pack in a certain way was rumoured to reveal the head of a hooded klansman, with two spots (on black, one gold) on the package serving as the klansman's eyes. (The two spots were actually common printers proofs of colours used on packaging. They don't appear on current packs howerver, as Phillip Morris has taken them away.